Sanjay Dutt, who is making his comeback to the silver screen with Omung Kumar’s Bhoomi, has given nod to play the protagonist in Malang, a romantic thriller, to be directed by debutante Aarambhh Singh.
The 58-year-old star gave his approval to Malang immediately after Aarambh narrated him the story. Aarambhh was working as an assistant director on Bhoomi. "I have always believed in the passion of newcomers and fresh talent. I observed Aarambhh since he was assisting Omung during Bhoomi. When he narrated Malang to me, I looked at Sandeep and said I am hooked,'' he said.
"The layering of my character and the plot, the setting of Varanasi has made me excited about this project," Dutt said in a statement. The movie will be produced by T-Series' Bhushan Kumar as well as Sandeep Singh and Omung's Legend Studios.
"It is a huge opportunity to direct Sanjay Sir and have him as the hero of my film. I am very grateful to him for letting me direct a great star like him. It's a dream come true. I am also very thankful to Sandeep sir and Omung sir for showing immense faith in me and giving me this chance to showcase my talent," Aarambhh said. The shooting of Malang is slated to start in December this year.
Dutt is also set to star in the third installment of Tigmanshu Dhulia's Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster franchise. The actor will play the role of the gangster in the movie.
(With PTI Inputs)